Ayn al-Mansi

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Ayn al-Mansi
Ayn al-Mansi is located in Mandatory Palestine
Ayn al-Mansi
Ayn al-Mansi
Arabic عين المنسي
Name meaning "forgotten well"
Also spelled 'Ein al-Mansi
Subdistrict Jenin
Coordinates 32°35′36″N 35°10′38″E / 32.59333°N 35.17722°E / 32.59333; 35.17722Coordinates: 32°35′36″N 35°10′38″E / 32.59333°N 35.17722°E / 32.59333; 35.17722
Palestine grid 166/222
Population 90 (1945[1][2])
Area 1,295 dunams
Date of depopulation mid-April 1948[3]
Cause(s) of depopulation Military assault by Yishuv forces

Ayn al-Mansi (Arabic: عين المنسي‎‎, Ein el Mansî) was a Palestinian Arab village in the District of Jenin of the Mandatory Palestine. It was depopulated as a result of a military attack in mid-April during the 1947–48 Civil War in Mandatory Palestine.[3]

History[edit]

In the 1931 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Ein el Mansi had 73 Muslim inhabitants, in a total of 15 houses.[4]

In 1945, Ayn al-Mansi had a population of 90 Muslims,[5] and the jurisdiction of the village was 1,295 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey.[6] Of this, 186 dunams were used for plantations and irrigable land, 868 dunams were used for cereals,[7] while 2 dunams were built-up (urban) land.[8]

1948 and aftermath[edit]

Ayn al-Mansi became depopulated after Military assault in mid-April 1948.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 16
  2. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 54 Also gives total land area in dunums.
  3. ^ a b c Morris, 2004, p. xviii, village #386. Also gives cause of depopulation.
  4. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 68
  5. ^ Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 16
  6. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 54
  7. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 98
  8. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 148

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